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Windows 7: Homegroup Netbook won't connect...losing my mind

15 Aug 2011   #1
SlipstreamFirst

64 bit windows
 
 
Homegroup Netbook won't connect...losing my mind

It's 3:00 am and I have been working on this for six hours.

My netbook and main PCs both have windows 7 64 bit. Both have sharing enabled. Both have the exact same setup in networking. Both are set to home. Both have the right password. I have disabled all firewalls. I have synchronized the clocks. I updated windows. I have enabled and disabled ipv6 and attempted ipv4. Machines have had their homegroups disabled and re-enabled. They have been rebooted numerous times. I have had the propper services enabled.

The netbook can see and access files on the PC but even though the PC sees the netbook as a media device, it cannot see it as a computer and cannot see it in the homegroup, thus it cannot access any files. I am run out of options. I need help badly.


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15 Aug 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlipstreamFirst View Post
It's 3:00 am and I have been working on this for six hours.

My netbook and main PCs both have windows 7 64 bit. Both have sharing enabled. Both have the exact same setup in networking. Both are set to home. Both have the right password. I have disabled all firewalls. I have synchronized the clocks. I updated windows. I have enabled and disabled ipv6 and attempted ipv4. Machines have had their homegroups disabled and re-enabled. They have been rebooted numerous times. I have had the propper services enabled.

The netbook can see and access files on the PC but even though the PC sees the netbook as a media device, it cannot see it as a computer and cannot see it in the homegroup, thus it cannot access any files. I am run out of options. I need help badly.
I hate to ask such a stupid question but have you re-boot all the devices at the same time?
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15 Aug 2011   #3
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Hi

To use User Name and Password as the security protocol, you need to set your network type to Work, not Home.

Regards
UKMedia
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15 Aug 2011   #4
SlipstreamFirst

64 bit windows
 
 

It was set to one option and the other, neither work. And yes, both machines have been rebooted at the same time but with one having and SSD, it boots far quicker. It is a new morning and they still don't see each other
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15 Aug 2011   #5
Armoth

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

make sure under the security tab that you have enteries for the users you want to connect cause share permissions and ntfs permissions both need to be set
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